Every Wednesday night, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, interviews various guests seeking to teach and prepare us for evangelism. Learn more about your faith and reawaken your desire to bring others to the Church.
Author and journalist Mike Aquilina has written more than 50 books on Catholic history, doctrine and devotion. He and Fr. Mitch discuss the contributions of early African saints, martyrs and writers to Christianity.
Fr. Mitch welcomes author, lawyer and consultant, Monika Jablonska, to discuss the lessons we can learn about liberty from St. John Paul II, and why his legacy and portions of his Magisterium are under attack today.
Fr. Mitch welcomes Karl Schultz to discuss ways to continue to encourage Catholics about the importance of biblical literacy, and how all aspects of the faith are deeply rooted in God's Holy Word.
BISHOP ERIK VARDEN, OSCO
Fr. Mitch welcomes Bishop Erik Varden of the Diocese of Trondheim in Norway to discuss his ministry as a Bishop and the many ways he shepherds his flock, including online, through his website, Coram Fratribus.
John Bursch gives an insightful analysis of modern culture's embrace of gender ideology, and explains how the Church teaches everything we need to know about human sexuality and our identity as sons and daughters of God.
DR. PETER KILPATRICK
Fr. Mitch welcomes Catholic University of America President, Dr. Peter Kilpatrick to discuss the role and direction of Catholic higher education, and the changes he sees taking place on college campuses today.
JOHN HENRY CROSBY
John Henry Crosby previews the first published selection of essays by Catholic philosopher, Alice von Hildebrand, highlighting her sparkling wit and poignant analysis of topics like friendship, truth and faithfulness.
FR. BRYCE LUNGREN
Fr. Mitch welcomes Fr. Bryce Lungren who seeks to help cowboys practice the Catholic Faith, and Catholics discover their inner cowboy through determination and perseverance to become the person God created them to be.
DANIEL J MAHONEY
An interview with Daniel J. Mahoney on the spiritual heroism of Venerable Jozsef Cardinal Mindszenty, who stood firmly on his faith and embraced the Cross amid beatings, imprisonment and torture during the Cold War era.
CAMPBELL MILLER AND AIDAN GALLAGHER
Aidan Gallagher and Campbell Miller discuss how English and Irish Catholics maintained their faith in the midst of murderous persecution during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and the lessons for us today.
DR. GILBERT LAVOIE
Gilbert Lavoie discusses the scientific findings of his recent study of the Shroud of Turin, and how they reveal new insights into the Gospel of John, and his account of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection.
DANIELA GERRIERI, FABIO CARINI, AND CHRISTINE WOHAR
Fr. Mitch welcomes the producer and director behind the new EWTN movie, To The Top. Daniela Gurrieri & Fabio Carini, along with author Christine Wohar, discuss the life and witness of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.
FR. BRIAN MULLADY, OP
Fr. Brian Mullady joins Fr. Mitch to explain how the Church is called to help form the culture by refuting relativism, and to establish the truths of the Church regarding man’s intellect, his will and his passions.
Author and journalist, Peggy Stanton, discusses her career at ABC-TV, as the first female news correspondent in Washington, D.C., and her unexpected conversion from “a cultural Catholic to a committed Catholic.”
Author and apologist, Karlo Broussard discusses the new relativism hiding behind today’s ”woke” moralists, and how following God’s directives leads us into a life and world of moral and intellectual objective truth.
Bill Donohue, from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, explains how the abandonment of religious virtues and traditional values is creating a moral holocaust, replacing what made our country great.
FR. JOHN TRIGILIO, STD & FR. KEN BRIGHENTI
Fr. John Trigilio and Fr. Kenneth Brighenti discuss their series of quick hitting Catholic Q & A, Catholic Blitz, which delivers easily consumable answers to questions of faith in under a minute for people on the go.
Author and historian, Michael Hesemann, joins Fr. Mitch to talk about Venerable Pope Pius XII, his efforts to save the Jews before and during World War II, and why the negative public image of him still persists.
FR. SEBASTIAN WALSHE, O. PRAEM.
Fr. Sebastian Walshe joins Fr. Mitch to discuss how the depth of the Beatitudes goes far beyond a sweet little list memorized in Sunday School. They are essentially the heart of the Gospel and a roadmap to happiness.
The life and witness of Cardinal Francis George, who was ordained a priest, consecrated Archbishop of Chicago and made a Prince of the Church. 8 years after his death he remains a model for discipleship and leadership.
MOTHER ANGELICA'S 100TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL
In a special EWTN Live tribute, Father Mitch takes your phone calls and welcomes special guests to the show to share their fond remembrances of the late Mother Angelia, who would have turned 100 on April 20th.
Catholic philosopher, Dr. Edward Feser, joins Fr. Mitch to discuss the Church’s clear and consistent teaching against racism, and the threat that critical race theory poses in fomenting class envy and racial hatred.
Fr. Mitch welcomes Paul Kengor to discuss the life and conversion of Bella Dodd, a member of the Communist party who tried to destroy the Catholic Church from within by filling seminaries with Communist sympathizers.
QUENTIN VAN METER, MD
The President of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Quentin Van Meter, joins Fr. Mitch to discuss the dangers inherent in the current medical and public policy approaches to children with gender identity issues.
FR. MICHAEL GIESLER, STD
Fr. Mitch and Fr. Michael Giesler discuss what it means to be “God’s fellow workers” as written in Corinthians. Our mission to spread the Gospel requires us to be co-redeemers with Christ for the sake of the human race.
Fr. Mitch welcomes filmmaker, speaker and radio show host, Donald J. Johnson to discuss how the infamous principle of sola scriptura, AKA the “Bible alone,” created 500 years of doctrinal chaos and sectarian division.
FR. JEAN MAROUN EL HELOU
In this one-on-one with Fr. Mitch, Fr. Jean Maroon Helou of St. Elias Maronite Church explains what drives their community to immigrate around the world, and the effect it has had on their close-knit Christian culture.
Scott Weeman, founder of the Catholic In Recovery ministry, talks to Fr. Mitch about how he found healing from addiction and new life through the 12-step program and the sacramental mercy provided by the Catholic Church.
Fr. Mitch welcomes author Joseph Pearce to talk about twelve of the most important books ever written, and how each work left its mark on the civilized world.
Fr. Mitch welcomes Chad McEachern, President and CEO of Edmundite Missions, to discuss how the Edmundites share the love of Christ as they meet the ever-changing needs of those in extreme poverty in the deep south.
Fr. Mitch welcomes Marlene Watkins, Foundress of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers to discuss the healings of body, mind and spirit that take place every day at Our Lady’s Grotto in Lourdes, France.
ALEX JONES AND ALESSANDRO DISANTO
Hallow is a simple, easy-to-use mobile app that helps people foster a prayer relationship with God. Meet the co-founders of what has quickly become the most downloaded Catholic app for guided prayer and meditation.
LOUIS BROWN, JR.
Fr. Mitch welcomes Louis Brown, Jr. to discuss religious freedom for medical professionals and their patients, including a health care community that offers pro-life health care and wellness, spiritual care and prayer.
What does it mean to “be holy?” Fr. Mitch and Dr. Scott Hahn trace the meaning of holiness through the Scriptures and reveal how God transmits His holiness to His people, transforming us in the sharing of His divine life.
BISHOP ROBERT BAKER
Whenever we’re in despair, it’s important to remember that we are not alone. The Rev. Robert J. Baker explains how prayers of desperation can usher us through the fog and turmoil of unplanned or unwanted situations.
EWTN LIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2022, pt. 2
Over 200 inmates and guests join Fr. Mitch for this EWTN Live Christmas presentation from the state prison in Beaumont, Texas. Attend Mass in the prison chapel, and hear an incredible concert of sacred songs and carols.
EWTN LIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2022, pt. 1
In this EWTN Live special Christmas presentation, Fr. Mitch heads to the maximum security state prison in Beaumont, Texas to talk one-on-one with inmates about how salvation, peace and beauty can even be found in prison.
Cristofer Pereyra talks about the Tepeyac Leadership Initiative’s work to equip lay Catholic professionals to be virtuous leaders, support the mission of the Church, and influence the culture by serving the common good.
DR. JOSEPH HOLLCRAFT
Father Mitch welcomes Dr. Joseph Hollcraft to discuss the call to the priesthood and how to help candidates for Holy Orders in their discernment process through integral formation in philosophy, theology and prayer.
DEACON DENNIS LAMBERT
More than 1/3 of all Catholics who attend Mass regularly don’t believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Deacon Dennis Lambert talks about what causes this lack of understanding and how to bridge the gap.
MONSIGNOR SLAWOMIR ODER
Fr. Mitch welcomes Monsignor Slawomir Oder of Poland, postulator of St. John Paul II’s cause for canonization. Together, they discuss the case for Beatification of the pontiff’s parents, Emilia and Karol Wojtyla, Sr.
EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo has written another wonderful children’s book, “The Wise Men Who Found Christmas.” He tells Fr. Mitch the facts behind the fables about how they found, worshipped and protected the infant Jesus.
FR. JEFFREY KIRBY, STD
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby discusses confrontational issues of the day with Fr. Mitch. In times like these, we desperately need Christ’s wisdom and the Church’s guidance to discern and interpret how to live our Christian life.
FR. ROBERT NIXON, OSB
Fr. Robert Nixon reveals his efforts to ‘resurrect’ the writings of various saints of the Church and other holy people by making books which have been out of print or unpublished in English available to modern readers.
DR. ANTHONY RIZZI
Guest Dr. Anthony Rizzi explains how the embrace of scientism has made the core principles America was founded upon less accessible. Rizzi believes our Founding Fathers would be appalled at the chaos that has developed.
FATHER JOHN RICCARDO
Fr. Mitch welcomes Fr. John Riccardo of Acts XXIX Ministries to discuss how we can counter the prevailing despair, anxiety and fear that exists in the world, with hope and unshakeable confidence in the power of the Lord.
FR. JOSEPH MARQUIS
Fr. Mitch welcomes Fr. Joseph Marquis from The All Saints Shrine in Lavonia, Michigan to discuss the life of St. Pope John Paul II and the deep love for the Blessed Virgin Mary he displayed for the world to follow.
DENNIS GIRARD AND KEVIN DUNN
A new documentary recounts the amazing miracles and graces that followed a rosary devotion revival in the parish of Cap-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec in the spring of 1879. Fr. Mitch talks to the men behind the film.
Take a unique spiritual tour through New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art with Fr. Mitch’s guest, Stephen Auth, and learn why so much of Western Art expresses humanity’s search for God, the Divine Artist-Creator.
MICHAEL VAN HECKE
Fr. Mitch welcomes Michael Van Hecke, President of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education to discuss the importance of a religious education in today’s world, and how to maintain a Catholic vision in a secular age.
FR. DONALD HAGGERTY
Fr. Mitch and Fr. Haggerty look at the mysteries, difficulties and joys of prayer. They explain how silent contemplation, as taught by St. John of the Cross, prepares our hearts to be illuminated by an unspeakable love.
An inspiring conversation between Fr. Mitch, and musical composer and evangelist, Eric Genuis. Through his popular Concerts for Hope, the performer reaches out through music to those who are shut out from society.
FR. RAMIL FAJARDO, JD
A look at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first U.S. citizen to be canonized a saint. The National Shrine in Chicago that bears her name reflects her ministry to immigrants as a place of prayer, worship and devotion.
ANDREW WILLARD JONES
Andrew Willard Jones, Director of the St. Paul Center and Faculty Fellow at Franciscan University of Steubenville talks to Fr. Mitch about the centrality of Christian history and how it relates to and directs secular history.
FR. WOJCIECH GIERTYCH, OP
A discussion of the “Face of the Father,” and His paternal heart of love. Learn how surrendering our lives in trustful offering to God brings Him joy and frees us of discouragement. Fr. Wojciech Giertych is our guest.
VERY REV. BRYAN JERABEK, JCL AND JIM PINTO
Fr. Mitch previews a new documentary about the life and legacy of Fr. James E. Coyle, a priest in Birmingham who was gunned down in broad daylight on the front porch of his rectory more than one hundred years ago.
JUDGE ROBERT J. CONRAD, JR.
Judge Robert Conrad Jr. discusses two of England’s great saints, explaining how the sanctity and integrity of Thomas More and John Fisher carried them through tumultuous times, not unlike what we’re experiencing today.
Allan Smith discusses the writings of the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. The renowned Archbishop was particularly eloquent on matters of war and peace, and trusting God amidst totalitarianism and paganism in society.
MATTHEW MINERD, PH.D.
Dr. Matthew Minerd, a Ruthenian Catholic, professor and translator, talks to Fr. Mitch about the Catholic approach to war. What does the Church teach about participation in conflict, and when, if ever, would a war be considered just?
VERY REV. MSGR. DR. CHARLES KOSANKE
Fr. Mitch welcomes Msgr. Charles Kosanke, pastor of the Basilica of St. Anne in Detroit. They speak about its history as America’s second oldest continuously operating parish and the growing faith in middle America.
Fr. Mitch welcomes “Miracle Hunter” Michael O’Neill to discuss the Beatification cause for Rhoda Wise. This stigmatist and mystic had an encounter with nineteen-year-old Rita Rizzo, who became EWTN’s Mother Angelica.
FR. BRIAN MULLADY, OP
Why is modern psychology often problematic for Catholics? Fr. Mitch invites Fr. Brian Mullady to discuss. They look at how Church teachings and Sacred writings show the true nature of a healthy, Christian emotional life.
JOHN LAWRENCE HILL, PH.D, J.D.
Professor and philospher John Lawrence Hill talks to Fr. Mitch about how a commitment to human rights and human dignity requires a commitment to a natural law tradition, which ultimately leads to a belief in God.
Tim Glemkowski, Executive Director for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, joins Fr. Mitch, to discuss how to bring about a national and personal revival of belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
FR. GEORGE ELLIOTT & STACY TRANSANCOS, PH. D.
Fr. Mitch welcomes Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Fr. George Elliot to talk about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. They make their observations based on Scripture, Catholic tradition, and scientific investigation.
DR. STEPHEN MIRARCHI
Stephen Mirarchi discusses the work of author and screenwriter, Myles Connolly with Fr. Mitch. Connolly had a talent for weaving Catholic virtues into the storylines of his captivating screenplays and novels.
FATHER DEACON DANIEL GALADZA
Fr. Miitch welcomes Deacon Daniel Galadza to discuss the saintly life and work of Venerable Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, a man of deep prayer who used his personal wealth to fund thousands of philanthropic projects.
DR. STEVEN CHRISTIE, MD, JD
Today’s guest, Dr. Steven Christie, provides compelling and succinct ways to persuasively speak up for the unborn, and counter every pro-choice argument based on science, the law, reason, social justice and morality.
FR. GERALD MURRAY
Fr. Mitch welcomes Fr. Gerald Murray to discuss the storm of doctrinal confusion and worldliness in the Church, and how to calmly navigate through the crises with confidence in God’s unfailing providence.
DEACON HAROLD BURKE-SIVERS
The deacon’s role is a critically important one in the Church. Today, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers offers spiritual and practical support for those fulfilling their vows and serving God with determination, faith and vision.
MSGR. KIERAN HARRINGTON
Guest host, Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe speaks with Msgr. Kieran Harrington about the life and work of Venerable Pauline Jaricot, who will soon be beatified. A new documentary about her life will premiere in April on EWTN.
DR. RICHARD MELOCHE
The Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture cultivates a Catholic renaissance in education through primary texts and the Great Books. Dr. Richard Meloche explains how they foster genuine Catholic life and friendships.
Rod Bennett offers a fascinating look at the 12 Apostles. What was it like to be chosen? Were they really necessary to Jesus’ mission? How did they comprehend their calling, and how did it change them on the inside?
You've heard the term "Doctors of the Church," but do you know what it took to become part of this exclusive club? Dr. Matthew Bunson explains who the 37 Doctors are and what goes into making his TV series about them.
FR. CARLOS MARTINS
Fr. Mitch welcomes Fr. Carlos Martins, from Treasures of the Church ministry, to discuss how God uses sacred relics from the saints to work healing and miracles, drawing our attention to them as “models and intercessors.”
Jim Bertrand from the American Confraternity of the Holy Shroud joins Fr. Mitch Pacwa for a fascinating discussion on the Shroud of Turin. They explore the authenticity and scientific facts behind the burial cloth of Jesus.
DEACON JIM VARGAS, OFS
Fr. Mitch welcomes Deacon Jim Vargas to discuss Fr. Joe’s Villages, a mission that works to end homelessness one life at a time, by helping our neighbors through housing, volunteer opportunities, meals and medical care.
The President of The Catholic League, Bill Donohue, joins Fr. Mitch Pacwa for an open, honest discussion of the clergy sexual abuse scandal. They clarify the facts and examine the true causes of this stain on the Church.
SISTER FAUSTINA MARIA PIA
Fr. Mitch welcomes Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. to talk about the importance of trusting in the Lord.
FATHER WILLIAM CASEY
Nationally renowned speaker and author, Fr. William P. Casey, C.P.M. joins Fr. Mitch to talk about how we can stand firm in our faith in an age of apostasy.
Young Catholic Professionals is an apostolate that reaches out to young professionals seeking guidance on balancing work and faith. Fr. Mitch talks to Joe Griesbauer about the challenges they face in today’s business world.
Just in time for Lent, Scott Hahn joins Fr. Mitch to discuss the history and importance of fasting during this time of preparation. He also shares some helpful and delicious recipes from his new Lenten-themed cookbook.
DEACON RICHARD EASON
What’s keeping you from attaining spiritual excellence? Fr. Mitch welcomes Deacon Richard Eason, who explains how self-auditing your spiritual life can help you walk in holiness and happiness with Our Lord Jesus Christ.
PROFESSOR O. CARTER SNEAD
Fr. Mitch welcomes University of Notre Dame Professor O. Carter Snead, author of “What It Means to Be Human” for a spirited discussion on the Church’s teaching on human embryonic research and other areas of life.
In numerous documents, the Church has consistently defended life, love, marriage and family, putting her teaching in writing for the world to see and study. Terry Polakovic joins Fr. Mitch for this enlightening session.
AUDE DUGAST AND MARK BRADFORD
Fr. Mitch explores the fascinating life and work of pediatrician and geneticist, Dr. Jerome Lejeune, recently named Venerable by Pope Francis. He discovered the cause for Down syndrome and other genetic abnormalities.
It’s one of the world’s most intractable problems. Fr. Mitch welcomes Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski to discuss the scourge of human trafficking, how to identify its victims and the actions Catholics can take to end this tragedy.
REFLECTIONS OF 2021
As 2021 comes to a close, Fr. Mitch looks back at some of the highlights of EWTN Live shows over the past year. Hear all about his favorite topics and most interesting guests in this entertaining “best of” episode.
GERMAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
Learn all about Christms traditions, foods and favorite carols as Fr. Mitch welcomes two members of EWTN Germany. Martin Rothweiler and Robert Rauhut provide a window into what Christmas is like in their country.
PRINCESS MARIA-ANNA GALITZINE AND DIANE SCHWIND
Fr. Mitch welcomes Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine and Diane Schwind to discuss the life and beatification cause of Empress Zita of Austria, Queen of Hungary. She was declared a Servant of God by Pope Benedict XVI.
MARTINE COURVOISIER AND REV. FR. PAUL DENIZOT
Fr. Mitch welcomes Martine Courvoisier and Fr. Paul Denizot to discuss the charism of prayer at the Shrine of Montligeon in France. This charism for the Holy Souls in Purgatory gives people hope in the face of death.
Mike Aquilina is a popular author who writes extensively on Church history, especially the early Church Fathers. He joins Fr. Mitch to talk about the importance of friendship as the most effective means of evangelization.
Fr. Mitch welcomes author Immaculée Ilibagiza to discuss the Marian apparitions that occurred in Rwanda in the 1980’s. Known as Our Lady of Kibeho, the Virgin Mary’s message foretold the tragic genocide that would follow.
DR. FRANCIS BECKWITH
Fr. Mitch welcomes Dr. Francis Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies at Baylor, to talk about standing up for your faith, especially on legal and political issues that affect our religious liberty.
Joseph Pearce reveals how studying Classic literature can help Catholics grow in their faith life. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.
Dr. Ben Wiker discusses how Biblical interpretations have become secularized over time, and how Catholics can revive the tradition of Sacred Scripture. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.
CHRISTOPHER J. MALLOY, PH. D.
Dr. Christopher Malloy and Fr. Mitch Pacwa discuss how "False Mercy" lies at the root of all modern-day heresies, and how Catholics can combat these fallacies with the fullness of truth.
CAMPBELL MILLER AND AIDAN GALLAGHER
Campbell Miller and Aidan Gallagher introduce their newest historical docudrama, “Speak of the Devil,” which includes a Viking reenactment of the parable of the prodigal son. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.